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date: 09 December 2019

Brinton, Clarence Cranelocked

(02 February 1898–07 September 1968)
  • William H. Brackney


Brinton, Clarence Crane (02 February 1898–07 September 1968), historian and educator, was born in Winsted, Connecticut, the son of Clarence Hawthorne Brinton, a department-store buyer, and Eva Crane. He was educated at Harvard University, receiving his B.A. summa cum laude in 1919, and a Rhodes Scholarship in 1919 enabled him to study at Oxford University, where he earned a D.Phil. in 1923. His teaching career was spent solely at Harvard, beginning as an instructor in 1923 and rising through the academic ranks to professor in 1942. From 1942 to 1968 he was McLean Professor of Ancient and Modern History. Brinton married Cecilia Washburn Roberts, a psychologist, in 1946; they had no children....

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